Children in Need raises a record £26 million

  • 21 November 2011
Sir Terry Wogan and Fearne Cotton reveal the final total raised at this years Children in Need appeal Image copyright PA

A record £26 million was raised during the BBC's Children in Need show on Friday night.

That's an amazing £8 million more than last year!

One Direction opened the show performing their single What Makes You Beautiful.

The six-hour spectacular was packed full of celebs including JLS, the cast of EastEnders, Westlife, Susan Boyle and even the Muppets!

During the night The Collective, a supergroup featuring Gary Barlow, Ed Sheeran, Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, Ms Dynamite, Tulisa, Wretch 32, Rizzle Kicks, Mz Bratt, Dot Rotten and Labrinth performed the Children in Need single Teardrop.

At the end of the show, host Terry Wogan said: "That is the greatest single total we have ever made in one night, so thank you."

The money goes to support children's charities across Britain.